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Magnum Photos Submissions 2019

About Magnum Photos Submissions 2019

Magnum Photos is a co-operative owned and run by its members/photographers. They meet once a year during the last weekend in June to discuss the organization’s affairs. One day of the meeting is set aside for looking at and voting on potential new members' portfolios.

Successful applicants will be invited to become a "Nominee Member", a category of membership, which presents an opportunity for Magnum and the individual to get to know each other. At this stage there are no binding commitments on either side.

Magnum is only considering digital submissions at this point. Please fill out the submissions form and upload your portfolio. The deadline for submissions is before midnight GMT January 31st 2019.

Applicants must submit at least two photographic projects (three projects max.) with a maximum 80 images over all projects.

Magnum will notify successful applicants by June 30th 2019.

Photographers based in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Commonwealth, Africa and the Middle East should select London as the Magnum Office they are applying to. Photographers residing in the Americas should select New York as the Magnum Office they are applying to. Photographers within Europe (excluding the United Kingdom & Ireland) should select Paris as the Magnum Office they are applying to and photographers residing in Asia should select Tokyo as the Magnum Office they are applying to.

For reasons of confidentiality, Magnum cannot give out personal information regarding our photographers, nor can we enter into correspondence regarding any decision made about Nomineeship.


Magnum Photographers


Call For Entries Open
30 August 2018
Submission Deadline
31 January 2019
Nominee Announcement
30 June 2019


Submission Requirements

  • 2 - 3 projects
  • 80 images max. overall
  • Image size: Min. 4000 pixels on the longest edge (we want your images to look at their best on a 4k projector during the judging phase)
  • Project description with up to 1500 characters
  • Biography

Special Requirements

  • State the Magnum office that you are applying to
  • LONDON: for Photographers based in UK, Ireland, the Commonwealth, Africa, and the Middle East
  • NEW YORK: for Photographers based in the Americas
  • PARIS: for Photographers based in Europe (excluding UK and Ireland)
  • TOKYO: for Photographers based in Asia